Rawalpndi—A man involved in a series of knife attacks on women in city has been arrested, police said. Police and other law enforcement agencies apprehended the alleged attacker as well as four of his accomplices during an operation in the city.
Earlier on Thursday, police said the alleged killer was a dropout of a religious seminary, and committed the crime due to a suspected mental disorder. On Wednesday, unidentified motorcyclists had attacked a girl with a knife in Morgah police station jurisdiction as she was leaving her house with her father.
The girl was rushed to a hospital where her condition was stated to be stable. On August 9, police took four suspects into custody in connection with the knife attacks in Morgah area.
The suspects, who were rounded up on the basis of information provided by locals and the victims’ families, were interrogated for the alleged crime, police had said. In the recent such knife attack on August 7, unidentified men killed a female nurse and wounded another. The police had been receiving complaints about a string of knife attacks on women in the area during the last five months.